Bishop Charles E. Blake, Lady Mae and the entire West Angeles Family want to wish you a Happy 4th of July. If you are in the Los Angeles area, here are a 6 safe ways to view fireworks.
4th of July AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl One of the largest fireworks displays in Southern California with music and food vendors in the nearby Arroyo. When: July 4th, parking lot opens at 10 am, food court opens at 2 pm; stadium opens at 6:30 pm, Opening ceremonies begin at 7, Program 7:25, Fireworks at 9:05 pm. Where: The Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena Cost: $13 GA,$25 reserved, $30 premium, Kids 7 and under and Active Military with ID Free, advance tickets on sale in May through www.ticketmaster.com. Box office a week before and cash only at the stadium. Parking: $20 cash for cars Info: 626-577-3100,www.rosebowlstadium.com/RoseBowl_Americafest.php
Palisades Americanism Parade Old fashioned Independence Day Parade followed by entertainment and a fireworks display. When: July 4th, Skydivers 1:50 pm, 2:00 parade, 6:30 pm entertainment, 9 pm fireworks Where: Parade on Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades between via de la Paz and Drummond St., Entertainment and fireworks at Palisades Charter High School. Cost: Parade Free, reserved grandstand tickets for a fee, Concert $5 Info:www.palisadesparade.org
July 4th at Grand Park One year after opening, Grand Park in the LA Civic Center is celebrating Independence Day with a four block block party. There won’t be full-sky fireworks, but a light show combining special effects with pyrotechnics. The Main stage and viewing area are located between Hill Street and Grand Avenue. When: July 4, Music begins at 3 pm, light show at 9 Where: All four blocks of Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles 200 N. Grand Avenue, between Grand Avenue and Spring Street Cost: FREE Parking: $10 under the park or at the Music Center Metro: Red Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Info:grandparkla.org
4th of July BBQ at the Aquarium of the Pacific Enjoy the Aquarium at night and get a fish-eye view of the Queen Mary fireworks. Combo tickets include admission to the aquarium plus an Independence Day B-B-Q buffet with home-style grilled entrees and decadent deserts. When: July 4, BB* 3:00 – 8:00 pm with two seatings, Aquarium opens 9 am – 10 pm Where: Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach Cost: Aquarium Admission is $14.95 for everyone after 5 pm. Regular admission is $25.95 Adult, $14.95 child 3-11, $22.95 seniors, Aquarium plus dinner $37 Adult, $32 Child. Advance reservations required for dinner. Info: 562-590-3100, www.aquariumofpacific.org More:Aquarium of the Pacific Visitors Guide
The Queen Mary Independence Day celebration will be multi-era Tribute to Classic Americana through the Decade that time travels through the day beginning with a 1940s golden ara party from noon to 4 pm, followed by 60’s tribute bands, DJs spinning music of the 1970s, 80a and 90s, and after the fireworks the 2010s, including a patriotic movie screening. There will multiple DJ and live music stages, strolling entertainers and a children’s area, culminating in the spectacular 4th of July fireworks show. Special hotel rates are available. When: July 4, noon to 11 pm, Fireworks on the 4th at 9:00 pm Where: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802 Cost: $39.99 Adult, $19.99 children 3-11, 2 and under Free, $59 VIP (includes movie), $9.99 Movie under the stars. Tickets at the box office or online. Parking: $20 Info:www.queenmary.com More:Queen Mary Visitors Guide, Queen Mary Nightlife Guide, Queen Mary Restaurant Guide
Long Beach Kids’ July 4th Bike Parade Children and adults are encouraged to decorate their bikes and themselves for this annual patriotic procession on wheels that takes place on the beach bike path in Long Beach. In addition to the bike parade, the event will include competitions for children 12 and younger, including a Patriotic Oratory Competition (advance submission required), watermelon seed spitting, and patriotic costume contest. When: 9:15 registration to participate, 10 am parade, followed by competitions Where: Granada Ave and the bike path, Long Beach, CA 90803 Cost: Free Parking: Free parking in Granada Beach Lot for the event, metered street parking Info:http://justinrudd.com/bikeparade.html